Next Meeting: October 12th

Meeting Location: St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 786 Hughes Road, Madison

5:00 -6:00 pm Join your friends for dinner at:

La Placita

401 Hughes Rd

6:00-6:30 pm - Meet at St Matthew's, and sign in

6:30 pm - Meeting begins

Brief business meeting followed by Show and Tell. See the letter from the President for more information

Letter from the President

Welcome October. The seasons are changing and the weather is perfect to get outside. The annual Madison Street Festival takes place this Saturday October 7th. Sonya is still collecting quilts for display so anything you finished within the last year, we would love to display it at the Roundhouse. I do know that Sonya is still looking for people to work a shift at the festival. I believe that 3-5 is the most needed. Hope to see you there.

The opportunity quilt is done and will be on display. Tickets will be passed out at the next meeting to sell. 


The meeting is October 12th and this will be a show and tell meeting meaning that if you have any quilt or item that you would like to show, you are more than welcome to bring it. Also October is the voting for next years board. The nominees are:

President- Sue Bartlow

VP-Denise Edge

Secretary-Lian Monikowski

Treasurer- Sharon Noel

Membership_ Mary Emily Cowell

Member at Large- Tom Ramby


Thank you so much and I hope everyone is well and we will see you at the festival and then the meeting.

David O’Dell

Paint Chip Challenge Update

Entry forms are due at the October meeting.

We will have a bake sale at the November meeting. Look for more information at the October meeting.

Guests are welcome to join you for the Challenge reveal with a $5 entrance fee.

Entry Form

Madison Street Fair - October 7, 2023

Volunteers needed!! It is really fun- and a great way to promote our guild, meet new people and enjoy the day. You are welcome to bring hand work to do or just hang out. Thanks to those who have already volunteered and if you are interested in helping out on the day, let me know. We need help setting up and taking down. Thanks Ya’ll…. Sonya O’Shields

Minutes from the May Meeting

Madison Station Quilt Guild, Secretary’s Report

General Membership Meeting, September 14th, 2023

Location: St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 786 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758

Attendance: 55 members, 5 new members, 5 visitors

Call-to Order: Meeting was started at 6:33 pm by President David O’Dell

Old Business:

• A motion to approve the August meeting minutes was made, seconded and approved.

• Paint Chip Challenge Updates: Entry forms must be submitted no later than the October 12th guild meeting. Drop-off for challenge entries will be on Wednesday November 8th at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church from 1:00-5:00pm. Drop-off at Susan’s house can also be coordinated. There is no need for hanging sleeves on entry items.

• Madison Street Festival Reminders: This event will take place on the first Saturday in October, October 7th. Quilts are needed for display and volunteers are needed for shifts at the gazebo where the quilts will be hung.

New Business:

• The nominating committee announced the following nominees for the 2024 board: President – Sue Bartlow, Vice President - Denise Edge, Treasurer – Sharon Noel, Membership – Mar Emily Cowell, Secretary – Lian Monikowski and Member at Large – Tom Ramby.

• Kari Hawkins discussed the upcoming Heritage Quilters of Huntsville Quilt Show on March 15th and 16th, 2024. Entry will be $5 and includes a reception. Tickets will be available for an opportunity quilt; the drawing will be held at the event. Our guild will have two booths at this event and many items are needed to stock these booths; examples include bowl cozies, prayer squares, and more.

• Diane will continue to select a pre-meeting dinner location.

• Donation gifts:

o Three (3) members received thank you gifts including gift cards provided by Southern Charm Quilting, Barb’s Sewing Center, and Sweet Home Quilting.

o Three (3) donation thank you gifts were awarded including:

Ruler and Sweet Home Quilting gift card

Stuffing tool and Barb’s Sewing Center gift card

Complete quilt kit with fabric and pattern

Speaker: Patty Murphy shared her journey from crafts to sewing clothes to quilts. She loves to explore value and vibrant colors. Many of her creations are not planned as she enjoys the experience of seeing what happens and ending up with something fun. She had a book published in 2016 called Piecing Makeover which provides help with precision piecing and blocks which don’t behave. She has another book on the way with an expected release date of November 2024.

Show-and-Tell: Five members shared five projects.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Lian Monikowski

Financial Report

September financial report will be sent once your newsletter editor returns home from vacation

MSQG Board

President: David O'Dell 256-457-1202

Vice President: Sue Bartlow 256-617-3167

Secretary: Lian Monikowski 303-929-4083

Treasurer: Kathy Cook 256-337-0486

Membership: Sally Bruer and Pam Dean 256-772-0411 256-541-0841

Members at Large: Tom Ramsby and Helen Cordier 256-694-7450 256-508-3913

Charity: Lorna Vickers


Swag: Susan Yell and Leigh Hubbard 256-509-1289 256-426-3256

Project table: Lynnette Cobb

Facebook: Cindy Otwell and Lisa Rummell 256-924-9006 256-797-5286

Website and Newsletter: Diane Loehr 650-678-9683

Support your local quilt stores!

3 Hens and a Chick

1114 Hwy 31 South, Suite B

Athens, Alabama 35611


Barb's Sewing Center


805 Regal Dr SW #10

Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 539-2414

Patches and Stitches

603 Humes Ave NE,

Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 533-3886

Southern Charm Quilting

1847 University Drive NW

Huntsville, AL

(256) 536-3757

Sweet Home Quilting and Supplies Inc.

893 Capshaw Road NW

Madison, Alabama 35757